vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager automates the deployment, patching, and upgrade of the vRealize Suite solutions, resulting in simplified operational experience for customers.

Overview

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager automates the lifecycle management of the vRealize Suite through both a web-based management application and an API, freeing you to focus on business-critical initiatives and improving time to value, reliability, and consistency.

The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager solution supports the deployment, patching, and upgrade of following VMware vRealize Suite products:

  • VMware vRealize Automation (with Embedded vRealize Orchestrator)

  • VMware vRealize Business for Cloud

  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager

  • VMware vRealize Log Insight

Deployment Model

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager is available as a self-contained virtual appliance shipped as an OVA (Open Virtual Appliance) image for a seamless deployment experience within an on-premises, vSphere-based, private cloud platform. You access vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager as a web-based application through a local user or VMware Identity Manager single sign-on integration.

Once deployed, the appliance is registered with one or more vCenter Server instances where an administrator can automate the following operations for the lifecycle management of the vRealize Suite.

  • Management of a vRealize Suite Product Repository (Installation and Upgrade Media)

  • Create Environments with Solution or Product-based Structures (Greenfield)

  • Ingest Existing vRealize Suite-based Environments (Brownfield)

  • Analysis of Configuration Drift within Environments

  • Scale-out of Environments

  • Upgrade of Environments